- Associated Press - Saturday, September 30, 2017

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) - Mason Fine threw two touchdown passes and North Texas scored 26 straight points in the second and third quarters to rally past Southern Mississippi 43-28 on Saturday night.

After trailing 14-0 and 21-7, Fine ignited the North Texas comeback with a 2-yard pass to Jalen Guyton and, after Trevor Moore’s field goals of 48 and 20 yards, Fine threw a 16-yard pass to Rico Bussey, Jeffery Wilson ran in a score from the 43 and the Mean Green (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) led 33-21. Wilson ran for two more TDs on a career-high 30 carries for 148 yards.

Guyton has 14 catches for 211 yards, both career bests.

Fine passed for 366 yards, topping 300 for the third time. Moore’s 48-yarder was a season-best.

Southern Mississippi (2-2, 0-1) led 14-0 when Kwadra Griggs threw a 7-yard TD pass to Allenzae Staggers (112 yards receiving) and then ran in from the 4.

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